The French language curriculum is individually tailored to each students needs and ability. Our French teachers are French nationals with extensive experience teaching French to international students. The small village of 600 that hosts our program is a rural community where almost no one speaks English, encouraging our students to use their French skills as much as possible.
Students are grouped according to French language experience into Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced French sections. All classes focus on conversational French, and often include preparation for the day’s itinerary and excursion.
Beginning classes concentrate on basic conversational skills, basic vocabulary, and specifically the needs of everyday life in France. Students prepare to order in a restaurant or café, visit shops, bakeries and markets, ask directions, and generally move around France with confidence.
Intermediate sections stress conversational skills with added support in vocabulary and grammar. Intermediate students are introduced to topics of French culture, music and literature appropriate to their level of comprehension.
Advanced language classes include lively discussion of current events pulled from French daily newspapers. Classes are frequently on site to further develop comprehension and conversation skills. Advanced students have the option of remaining “in french” 24/7 if they so choose.
“I learned a lot here. My conversational skills have improved immensely and that’s what I was hoping for.”
— Peter Simon, NYC, NY
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